Sunlands Training Show

Here are some numbers for this show: 8 horses. 1 four-berth. 1 two-berth. 4 trips; one for the two-berth, three for the four-berth. 6 saddles. Nowhere near enough girths. No dedicated horse-holders. (We’re very thankful our horsies almost all tie up). Not one single fall. One child’s round that I didn’t get to watch. An […]

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Small Victories

This week was… incredible. It was pony camp, which I always love because I get more than that single golden half-hour once a week with each child. I get a chance to listen. I get a chance to learn. We had many kids, for us (12? 13? I’m honestly not sure) and I can confidently […]

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Moving Forward

C. S. Lewis wrote that it doesn’t really matter how many times we fall; it’s the getting up each time that counts. Some days I feel very like those “muddy and tattered children” he wrote about, but I still know my heavenly Daddy is just waiting to wipe the mud and tears away and welcome […]

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Photo Dump Recap (again)

We’ve been clipping up a storm – of horsehair, flying about everywhere. (And I do mean everywhere – fellow clipping people will sympathise). So far, Lulu, Zorro and Jamaica have stood dead still to clip. The clippers broke halfway through Jamaica so we had a whole rigmarole with that and his coat looks a bit […]

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Long Hack

After SANESA and with the long weekend looming, everyone’s been in a bit of a holiday mood. And around here, that means only one thing: Hacking! I think my kids must hate me because I’m still not so happy with cantering with kids on hacks, but this managed to be a lot of fun for […]

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First Frost

I do realise that it’s well past the first quarter of the year and a goal recap is in order. It’s in the pipeline. First, exciting news: our neighbours had a dusting of frost over their vlei (marshland, to our foreign readers) this morning. Frost means dead bugs, which means the end of bug-borne diseases […]

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